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Three years ago the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost its
seventy-one-year grip on Mexico's presidency.

Top intelligence experts now believe beret-fancying Iraqi dictator
Saddam Hussein died of complications from swallowing his mustache during
a US missile attack on his Baghdad bunker in March, b

Like Kaa the python in Disney's Jungle Book, Tony Blair has
staked his career on a single hypnotic refrain.


A Joyous Song of Deliverance for Spring

In the current national climate, the notion that Washington might learn
from the experience of former Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev or
Mikhail Gorbachev would strike most as ludicrous.

George Bush is supposed to be the cowboy, Tony Blair the sidekick--or,
in some versions, the presidential poodle.

Brazil's revolution of the possible.

The day after the World Social Forum dialogues, I visited an encampment of landless people squatting in garbage-wrap tents alongside the road an hour from Porto Alegre.

Europeans opposed to war in Iraq are united by a deep distrust, even fear, of America.

Blogs

Hint: It’s not to pressure the US into striking a better deal with Iran.

March 3, 2015

This is the most dangerous geopolitical situation since the Cuban missile crisis. 

February 19, 2015

The Nation’s Stephen Cohen tells John Batchelor that the fragile deal may be the last exit on the road to war with Russia.

February 18, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about the dangers of sending lethal aid to Ukraine.

February 12, 2015

The Syriza coalition is not just pushing for a better deal—it is saying no to a self-destructive game.

February 12, 2015

Don’t fall for Bibi’s bid to repackage himself as a kindly mensch.

February 6, 2015

The apparent murder of an Argentine prosecutor raises more questions than it answers.

February 3, 2015

Europe remains politically and economically divided.

January 28, 2015

The new Saudi king faces a legacy of unrelieved authoritarianism, corruption, and regional, class and sectarian discontents, the result of the tepid and incomplete reforms of his predecessor, the late King Abdullah. Only democratic and human rights reforms can hope to assure the kingdom's future.

January 27, 2015

Five years after the devastating earthquake, has Haiti fallen into de facto dictatorship?

January 22, 2015